Whats wrong with this snake?

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  1. Dopamel

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    The explanation I have seen is that it has suffered some kind of trauma (like being clipped by a car) and is having seizures before death. This snake doesn't appear to have any visible injury though. Can snakes be... flicked clear so to speak, and only have internal damage?
     
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    Yep, a lot of road kills don't look like they have been run over if you see them right after it happens. Doesn't have to be a clip either, even when cars run directly over them they can look unharmed. I've got an adder in a jar that was run over from the car in front of me, he lives on my desk and I still can't see an injury on him.
     
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    aww poor thing...thanks for answering my question though guys
     
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    As far as car victims go, because snakes are so flexible they can look unharmed after being hit, sometimes just a bit of blood from their mouth, a foggy eye etc.
    I can see in that video a bull ant sized bug or spider running around the snake, maybe it was tagged by whatever that is?
     
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    On a number of occasions I have seen snakes act like that after being bitten by an ant. In one instance I restrained the snake and removed the ants as they were locked on tight. Once the ants were removed the snake acted normally..
     
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    It looked more like it was going through its death throes to me, especially given the angle the head ended up and those last few flicks of the tail.
     
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